How to deal with the fact that blood tests for nutritional status aren’t adapted to children.

January 15, 2020 0 By William Morgan

Okay Sonja has a followup: thank you for what
I had previously said. I’ll check out the Ultimate Cheat Sheet and
look for values that are proportionally out of range from the adult values. This is going back to the question about the
child with unusual fatigue. I’m still confused about those which might
need to be proportionally different. Well yeah they might need to be, but there’s
not much you can do because there’s some, there’s just, there aren’t childhood-based
ranges that are data-driven. I’ll re-listen to your answer later to see
if there is something I miss. l also pay special attention to organic acids
and amino acids, kids are tricky due to picky eating. Oh you know one thing I’d add here is that,
so what if the ranges need to be a little bit different in children? The approach in the Cheat Sheet is not to
rely exclusively on ranges, it’s also to look at the diet and lifestyle analysis and to
look at signs and symptoms. So what you do is you piece together: does
the diet and lifestyle analysis, the blood lab, and the signs and symptoms all say deficiency
X, too much Y. Then that’s very good information and what
you do is you intervene on the basis of what seems probable and you monitor the outcome. So you’re not making an assumption on the
blood range and it’s okay that the blood range might not give you the exact right information.